Event Details

Learning Forum: Dark Shadows - A Total Solar Eclipse

August 18, 2017  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Learn about the phenomena of solar eclipses with presenter Frank Belinskey, an amateur astronomer with 45 years of experience. Join us as Frank shares insights into the different types of eclipses our earth experiences. Find out more about the upcoming August 21 solar eclipse placing Rapid City at 95.7% darkness coverage from the sun. A solar eclipse crossing all 50 of the United States has not occurred since 1918 and will not occur again until 2024!

Included in the presentation is information on where to travel to be in the path of totality, where the shadow of the moon completely covers the sun, resulting in brief, total darkness. The Journey Trading Co. is currently selling eclipse glasses with the commemorative date of the “Great American Eclipse” on them.

Admission for Dark Shadows is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, & half-off for members (includes museum admission). Admission also includes a FREE pair of solar eclipse glasses!

Due to limited seating and glasses availability, we encourage you to call 605-394-6923 or email visserv@journeymuseum.org to reserve your spot ahead of the event. Because of high demand, we kindly ask for pre-payment at the time of your reservation. 

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The Journey Museum is currently in Winter Hours:

Winter Hours

(October 1st – April 30th)
10 AM – 5 PM Monday through Saturday
1 PM – 5 PM Sundays

Summer Hours

(May 1st – September 30th)
9 AM – 6 PM Monday through Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM Sundays


All individual admissions are good for two days with receipt.

Museum General Admission:

Adults (ages 18+) $10
Seniors (ages 62+) $8
Students (ages 6 – 17) $7
Children 5 & under FREE with family

Groups (10+ people):

$7 per person

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.

Education Groups (12+ students):

$3 per student (all students 18 and under)
$5 College Students

Chaperones are requested. Special pricing will be extended to adult chaperones.

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.